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    Anyone know what fitting I need here?

    My previous two pull-out style faucets have had a standard 1/2" (or something like that) femail fitting on the hose that I could attach my equipment to. This last time, I just bought a faucet that looked nice and had a lifetime warranty (a Delta faucet) because I'm tired of replacing it...
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    Good Westmalle Dubbel Clone anyone?

    My wife got me some new beers for Father's Day last weekend (I know...how awesome is she?), and I tried Westmalle Trappist Dubbel for the first time tonight. What can I say...wow! I like beer, but I never thought I would be so in love with one. :) Does anyone know of a good clone recipe for...
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    Brown ale malt?

    I was able to find Brown malt at one of my LHBS. The owner of the other store didn't even know what it was. Before finding this, I found a couple places online, and in a book "Radical Brewing" some instructions for kilning your own in your oven from an english malt.
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    Brown Ale - 90 minutes needed?

    Hi all, I'm planning on making the following beer which is an adaptation of Randy Mosher's Old Nut Case Brown Ale recipe from "Radical Brewing". In it, he says to boil 90 minutes. Ingredients: ------------ Amount Item Type % or IBU...
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    Brown ale malt?

    I've been looking at different recipes for a nut brown ale. One calls for a "brown ale malt". I'm pretty sure I've never seen that at the local homebrew store. Does such a thing exist or is it a renamed other type of malt? Also, it calls for Northdown hops (in addition to Northern Brewer)...
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    Too late for malto-dextrin

    I got it. I'm going to use the beer at bottling time, I just don't want to remove it while it's fermenting or add to it. :) Thanks for the help! kcstrom
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    Too late for malto-dextrin

    Thanks for the responses! I was pretty bummed when I realized I had forgotten it because it turned out so good the last time I made it. I might wait until bottling time as homebrewer_99 suggests so that I don't fill the carboy all the way up by adding more water (and won't dilute it any)...
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    Too late for malto-dextrin

    Hi all, I made up a 5 gallon all-grain batch of Ed Wort's famous Robust Porter (https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bee-cave-brewery-robust-porter-56768/) yesterday, but I forgot to put the malto-dextrin in. Is it too late to boil it up in a bit of water and add it to the now fermenting...
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    5 Gallon main fermenter?

    I use both 5 and 6 gallon Better Bottles for primary. The 6 gallon is obviously the better choice, but for me it depends on which carboy is empty on the day that I brew. I use a blowoff tube (3/8" has worked for me fine - I just shove it down into the stopper) for both. Either way you go...
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    OK, I bought a vinator...now, if I could just put it together.

    I don't know why they don't put a simple diagram in there. kcstrom
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    F.G. Hasn't moved.....

    I'm not sure how some of these items affect the gravity and attenuation (like powdered chocolate), but I think that a lot of the points you got from the darker specialty grains won't be fermentable in addition to the lactose. I doubt that you are too far off from where it won't ferment...
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    Bulk Grain Buying Tips

    If not a sticky, or perhaps in addition to it, the wiki seems like a good idea. It can be more easily searched and organized than a thread. kcstrom
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    Bulk Grain Buying Tips

    Yes! kcstrom
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    F.G. Hasn't moved.....

    Okay. I for some reason was thinking of malto-dextrine when I saw dextrine. I think you are right, the cara-pils are essentially dextrine - unfermentable sugar. I noticed that Beersmith doesn't take malto-dextrine into account. My wife if using our computer with Beersmith on it, so I can't...
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    F.G. Hasn't moved.....

    Can you post your recipe? Folks here may be better able to answer your questions if you have the recipe. I'm pretty much a noob myself having only brewed 7 batches so far, but judging by the literature and other threads around here that I read, most folks pitch 2 packages of yeast for most...
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